Despite the obvious clamour for a sequel and rumours kicking up a fuss of a new entry into the Left 4 Dead franchise, Valve has come out and put a stop to the rumours definitively that the studio has no such plans at all.
In a statement to IGN, Valve shared that they have “seen rumors to this effect for the last couple of months, We did briefly explore some Left 4 Dead next gen opportunities a few years ago. But we are absolutely not working on anything L4D related now, and haven’t for years.”
This follows a supposed leak by HTC Vive President Alvin Wang Graylin, who shared slides from a recent presentation to Twitter, which outed that “Valve HL Alyx/L4D3 will drive consumer and AAA studio interest.” Valve is, of course, working on Half-Life: Alyx.
“It’s clear some people are having fun creating misinformation to spin up the community and other outlets,” Valve said. “Unfortunately, for now a new L4D game is not something we’re working on.”
Left 4 Dead was first released back in 2008, followed by Left for Dead 2 in 2009.